The Town

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Strong, suspenseful, mature drama about a life of crime.

R 2010 125 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 28 reviews

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age 14+

THE TOWN(2010)

THE TOWN (2010) The Town is Ben Affleck turn on bank heists movies. This movie tell the mature story of a bank heist group as they try to stay clear of the FBI. NONSPOILERS: VIOLENCE 3/5: I made is hit with the butt of a gun multiple times resulting in a bloody head wound (Not to graphic). Multiple people are shot in the chest and head (Not very graphic). I mad it beat up with a sledgehammer hammer and a baton and shot in the leg twice, blood shown(medium graphic). Multiple action styled car chases with crashes and explosions(Not graphic, Marvel level violence). A cop is shot in the chest with an assault rifle point blank(No blood). A women is held hostage and blindfolded with a gun to her head(not as bad as it sounds and she is let go). Multiple banks are robbed. Multiple shootouts(medium to non graphic). A SWAT is shot in the chest and screams as he is dragged away(Medium Graphic). People are stunned with flash grenades. A story of someone’s mom hanging herself(medium graphic). LANGUAGE 4.5/5: Frequent F words and Sh*t. Uses of crap,damn,c*cks etc. swearing mainly happens during fire fights and action so some words may be muted out a little but most you can hear fine. SEX AND NUDITY 1/5: A blink and miss it clip of a bare breasted stripper(I actually missed the scene the first time I watched the movie).Passionate Kissing(PG-13 level kissing). Drugs: A man is arrested in his house and drugs are shown.(Mild) SPOILERS: VIOLENCE: A main character is shot in the chest and as he stands up he gets nailed straight in the head with an assault rifle round, blood and exit wound shown from a distance(Probably the most graphic scene in the movie although it only lasts like 10 seconds. Medium-High Graphic.) A main character is shot multiple times in the chest and crashed his car into an armored truck killing him. You see the aftermath where he is shown bloody against the steering wheel(Medium Graphic). A main character gets shot in the leg and chunk comes off. You see it only for a second from a far distance(Mild). A character “technically “ kills himself by standing up in front of a bunch of cops with guns in his hands causing them to shoot him multiple times(Medium graphic, you see little blood gun shot wounds ). A side character is shot in the head with a pistol point blank. Very fast. (Medium, if you blink you miss it). A main character is shot multiple times in the chest with a pistol causing him to fall down bloody. The main character walks up to him and points his gun at his crouch and shooting it. The screen turns black before you see anything and all you hear is the gunshot.(Medium graphic)

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 18+

Gratuitous Nudity

Tired of the movies that throw in the gratuitous nudity and strip club scenes that add ZERO value to the movie. Without this, the movie would be 2 1/2 stars.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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